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Richard Gill

Random Audio Sample: Kalkadungu : for soloist (voice, electric guitar, didjeridu) and orchestra by Matthew Hindson and William Barton, from the CD art of the didgeridoo

Richard Gill (b. 1941) is one of Australia's pre-eminent conductors and has worked with every major Australian orchestra. He is respected and recognised internationally for his extensive work as a music educator.

Throughout his career of over 50 years, Richard Gill has demonstrated a true commitment to the musical development of young musicians. Gill started out as a high school music teacher, and has since held positions including Dean of the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music, Music Director of the Victorian Opera and, currently, Artistic Director of Sydney Symphony's Education Program. Gill has performed with Opera Queensland, Opera Australia and the Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Festivals. He has conducted numerous Australian works, including many world premieres.

In 1994 Gill was honoured for his services to music with an Order of Australia medal and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western Australia. He received the Bernard Heinze Award for 'Services to Music in Australia' in 1999, a Classical Music Award for 'Distinguished Contribution to the Advancement of Australian Music in Education' in 2004, and the Don Banks Music Award in 2006.

Articles by and about Richard Gill

Art Music Awards 2014 - Distinguished Services Award to Richard Gill by Australian Music Centre

APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre are excited to announce Richard Gill OAM as the recipient of the Distinguished Services to Australian Music Award for the 2014 Art Music Awards. He will accept the Award before his peers at a ceremony to be held at the Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne on Tuesday 26 August 2014.

Works by Richard Gill

Richard Gill is not an Australian Music Centre represented artist, however the following works can be found in our collection:

From Wibbleton to Wobbleton by Richard Gill

Works commissioned and written for Richard Gill

Kosciuszko by Stuart Greenbaum

The parrot factory by Stuart Greenbaum and Ross Baglin

Symphony by Barry Conyngham

World premieres given by Richard Gill

War Music : SATB choir with orchestra by James Ledger— 22 Apr 15

When soft voices die : choir and cor anglais by Mary Finsterer and Percy Bysshe Shelley— 12 Apr 14 (City Recital Hall Angel Place, NSW)

Symphony : full orchestra by Barry Conyngham— 7 Nov 12 (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, NSW)

Lightfall : for horn and orchestra by Christopher Gordon— 9 Sep 09 (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, NSW)

Rembrandt's wife (chamber opera) by Andrew Ford— 18 Apr 09 (Merlyn Theatre, VIC)

Violin concerto : violin with orchestra by Mark Grandison— 13 Mar 09 (Ferry Road Studios, Brisbane)

Kalkadungu : for soloist (voice, electric guitar, didjeridu) and orchestra by Matthew Hindson and William Barton— 2 Apr 08 (Sydney Opera House Concert Hall)

The full-rigged ship : full orchestra by Benedict Deane-Johns— 28 Aug 07 (City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney. )

When the clock strikes me : concerto for percussion and orchestra by Nigel Westlake— 14 Jun 06 (Meet the Music concert, Sydney Opera House Concert Hall)

Kosciuszko : for orchestra by Stuart Greenbaum— 28 Mar 06 (City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney)

Spin dance : for chamber orchestra by Paul Stanhope— 3 May 05 (City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney)

Helter skelter : for orchestra by Paul Stanhope— 5 Jun 04 (Eugene Goossens Hall, Ultimo, NSW)

Gemini suite : for small orchestra by Miloslav Penicka— 4 Dec 02 (Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney)

Lindy : an opera in three acts by Moya Henderson, Judith Rodriguez and Moya Henderson— Oct 02 (Opera Theatrre, Sydney Opera House)

Future : for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra by Nicholas Vines— 28 Aug 02 (Performance by combined MLC-Trinity Orchestra, at Bowman Hall, Blacktown, NSW)

The earth that fire touches : for soprano soloist, SATB chorus and orchestra by John Peterson— 28 Aug 02 (Bowman Hall, Blacktown, Sydney)

Groundswell : for orchestra by Paul Stanhope— 22 Jul 02 (City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney)

Groundswell : for orchestra by Paul Stanhope— 20 Jul 02 (City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney)

Variations for orchestra : full orchestra by Lee Bracegirdle— 6 Mar 02 (Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House)

In memoriam : concerto for amplified cello and orchestra by Matthew Hindson— 4 Apr 01 (Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Australia.)

Boom-box : for orchestra by Matthew Hindson— 21 Nov 00 (Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, Ultimo, Sydney)

Velvet dreams : for SATB choir and orchestra by Matthew Hindson— 20 Jul 99 (Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Australia)

4 hours in a holding pattern : for orchestra by Stuart Greenbaum— 10 Oct 97 (South Melbourne Town Hall)

Eighth wonder : opera by Alan John and Dennis Watkins— Oct 95 (Sydney Opera House)

The celestial mirror : full orchestra by Brian Howard— 8 Jul 88 (His Majesty's Theatre, Perth)

Legend suite : full orchestra by Carl Vine— 7 Jul 88 (Her Majesty's Theatre, Perth, Western Australia)

William Blake triptych : for SATB choir by Gerald Glynn— 1 May 83 (Sydney Opera House)

Photo of Richard Gill